Saturday 12th of October saw Watford take 2 teams to round 1 of this years National Arena League. The A team travelled to Hatfield to compete in the Premier Division having gained promotion last year and the B team went to St Albans to compete in League 2.
This was my first team outing with Watford and there’s simply no better place than a loud and competitive Arena League! The team, covered in war paint were loud as the gala got underway.
We had some excellent swims with swimmers from every squad PBing and using their skills to get the team vital points. A special mention must go to the 11&U Girls with 2 3rd place finishes in the relay and 2 individual first places from Tigerlily Donald.
The Performance Squad swimmers stepped up with lots of them having to swim in both their 15&U age group as well as the open age group. I asked and they delivered.
The team finished in 5th place overall on the night out of the 8 teams. Having just been promoted this was a fantastic result and I can’t wait for round 2.
We had two swimmers of the day in the A team; Eleanor Craig got the team off to a great start and despite being 15 swam in the open 200IM the first event of the evening! Our second swimmer of the day was Janhavi Janhavi, despite having a temperature was part of the excellent 11yr old girls team and swam with a smile on her face throughout.

Below is the report for the B team:
What a fantastic night the B team had last night! There was no shortage of team spirit with each and every member contributing to the final overall result of 4th on the night. Our youngest members impressed with their enthusiasm and gutsy swims!
The boys’ 15/U relay was unstoppable, comfortably winning both their relays with not only some incredibly fast splits but tight relay take overs.
A special mention to all the girls who had to swim up an age group (or two!), some of you may have looked a bit small on the blocks but your swims definitely showed that each one of you was a worthy competitor.
Our swimmers of the night were; Joe Coldwell and Chloe Simpson. Both not only came first in their races, but showed amazing team spirit, cheering and supporting other members of their team.

Kind regards,
Matt Paget
Head Coach of Watford Swimming Club






#SmashedIt #TeamWatford #HappySwimmers

Thank you to all the teams that have entered our meet , we are now full. Accepted entries will be confirmed back to your Clubs shortly.
We will confirm session timings for this meet in the next few weeks . As always we will need your help in providing officials.
We look forward to welcoming you to Woodside in November.


If you have any question about this Meet please contact Suzy at
Paul Cuthbert has informed us of the sad news that former member of Watford Swimming Club IAN CROSS passed away recently.
He swam with us throughout the 1970's & 1980's.
His Funeral will be taking place at Garston Crematorium on Thursday 19th September at 2:40 PM.


All of us at Watford SC send our Heartfelt Condolences to his Family and friends.



Watford County Qualifier 16th and 17th November 2019


This meet will be held once again at Woodside Leisure Centre, Watford. All County events will be included including 400 IM and 400 Free (excluding 800m and 1500m).


Please "click here" or on the link at the side of the page for the entry pack and hytek file.
We look forward to seeing returning Clubs as well as any new Clubs coming to this meet this year.


Any queries please contact us on


Congratulations to our Peanuts Teams who competed in the Final Round of this years competion last weekend.
Both Teams Finished 2nd in their respective leagues, showing steel and determination throughout all 3 Rounds.


Great news that we will have both A & B Teams in Division 1 next year!!!. Awesome !!




CLICK HERE for DIV 1 Final Results.

CLICK HERE for Div 2 Final Results

Excellent Swimming Guys


Thank you to all the clubs who attended our Open Meet this weekend . Please find the results for all 4 sessions here.



A massive thank you to all the officials and volunteers who made this meet possible, your time is really appreciated.
There was some great swimming so I hope there are lots of happy swimmers !


Our next meet is held on the 16th and 17th November , we hope to see you there.


Well done to both of our Peanuts teams last night in Round 2.

Our A team came 1st in Div 1 and our B team came 2nd in Div 2.

It’s now time for the final showdown next month against the lovely Hatfield A team in the final round ❤️🤩👌🏻 #TeamWatford #WeLovePeanuts


2019 Results Here

Watford County Qualifier Open Meet

                                                                   2020 Results Here

Watford Regional Qualifier Open Meet


20th & 21st June - Details to Follow

Terry Davies Open Meet

  Qualifying Times & Schedules 2020

Hertfordshire County Championships 2020

East Region 2019 Short Course Champs (25m)

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